Many of my childhood memories took place in the kitchen, with my siblings and I always working as sous chefs in front of my mother. When we were little, she owned a bakery and was often tasked with pulling ingredients from the pantry, sifting flour, and stirring large quantities of dough. From a young age, I found whisking to be the most laborious task in the kitchen. A typical balloon whisk builds up quickly, so you have to constantly pause to scrape out bits of egg yolk or brown sugar from the bottom.
For years, I gave up whisking altogether and used a dinner fork instead, but ever since my mom introduced me to this magical whisk from Williams-Sonoma, my mind has completely changed. .
All-clad stainless steel ball whisk
This whisk from All-Clad is unlike any other whisk I’ve used (or seen). Unlike balloon whisks, which have curved wires that overlap at the bottom, this ball whisk features a beaded tip. The unique shape prevents food particles from getting in, saving you the trouble of mixing dough and mixing sauces.
This whisk’s ball-tipped wire is flexible enough to fan out and reach deep into the corners of mixing bowls and pots. Thanks to its slender shape, it fits into containers of all shapes and sizes, meaning it’s versatile enough to mix salad dressing in a mason jar or scramble eggs directly in a shallow skillet. The wire smoothly pulls in ingredients without getting caught and aerates them, eliminating the need to constantly pause to clean the whisk. So, thanks to this whisk, you can bake faster without wasting precious ingredients.
I found that the blunt, rounded tip was gentle enough to use the whisk without damaging metal pots. We love that it’s made from stainless steel, which is strong enough to cut through thick dough and sticky peanut butter, so it’s sure to handle any task. In addition to being conveniently dishwasher safe, the whisk is easy to clean by hand as there are no tangles of wires. There are no stubborn stuck parts. Also, it can be easily stored in the cabinet.
If you’ve ever had trouble with jammed and tangled whisk wires, throw out that bulky balloon whisk and find this simple solution my mom has been swearing by for 10 years. This ultra-durable ball whisk from All-Clad makes whisking fun, not a hassle. He is currently available for purchase at Williams Sonoma for $28.
Other kitchen tools available at Williams Sonoma:
Williams Sonoma Stainless Steel Silicone Pasta Locking Tongs
All-clad precision stainless steel turner
Zyliss EasiCan Can Opener
microplane elite paddle grater
All-Clad Cookserve Stainless Steel Ladle
The price at publication was $28.